29 December 2013

FILMATION ART: Royal Palace courtyard tree.

For the last sixteen years I have collected He-Man and She-Ra animation artwork. As a result I have amassed a pretty large collection! Here I present a piece of original background artwork from the He-Man episode "Into the Abyss". Amazingly, this background from one of the many memorable scenes from this episode was incredibly cheap to purchase! Backgrounds from the Royal Palace are incredibly hard to come by, and backgrounds of the courtyard are even harder to come by! In the distance on this piece we can see the familiar pinks of the Royal Palace, with the plants that randomly grow up the walls. But the focus of this piece is the patch of land dedicated to green, with the wonderfully rendered tree taken center-stage. I love the fact that the tree is illustrated with the twisting bending trunk that was often commonplace on Eternia, with the healthy green foliage drawn in unique formations. There is a surprising use of color on the foliage, as the darker areas are distinguished through the use of purple shades. However, it is executed perfectly, and even compliments the pinks of the Royal Palace wall.


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And here is how the background was used in the episode...

28 December 2013

She-Ra script: "Of Shadows and Skulls" #5

For your entertainment I present to you the script for the season one She-Ra episode "Of Shadows and Skulls" written by Michael Chase Walker and Larry DiTillio. This episode is one of the best-remembered of the entire series with Skeletor making an appearance on Etheria and dominating all that oppose him! Here are pages twenty-three to twenty-eight of the script.



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27 December 2013

Flying She-Ra?!

I always get a chuckle out of this piece of layout artwork featuring She-Ra from the season one episode "Three Courageous Hearts". This piece of artwork shows the moment She-Ra leaps from the window of Castle Mystacor and into the throne room. However, out of context this illustration appears to show She-Ra flying! I am often more a fan of the layout artwork than the finished pencil art for animation, because you see a great deal more freedom in the illustrative work.


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26 December 2013

She-Ra script: "Of Shadows and Skulls" #4

For your entertainment I present to you the script for the season one She-Ra episode "Of Shadows and Skulls" written by Michael Chase Walker and Larry DiTillio. This episode is one of the best-remembered of the entire series with Skeletor making an appearance on Etheria and dominating all that oppose him! Here are pages seventeen to twenty-two of the script.



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25 December 2013

Merry Christmas! Have a present...

Today I recommend getting out your DVD or VHS of "A Christmas Special" and watching it. As I have said before, this is the one day of the year that I can tolerate its existence, so I will certainly be watching!

Last year's Christmas-themed update seemed to go down pretty well, so I thought I'd do the same again, and give you loyal visitors a present of sorts!

The Whispering Woods are, by far, one of the visually-strongest locations seen in the She-Ra series. The Filmation artists really did put a great deal of effort into the design of these woods. The and lush shrubbery, adorned in an array of colors, effortlessly evoked a sense of warmth and safety; which was the basic concept behind the woods themselves.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to obtain a few pieces of original background artwork. So as a gift to you all, if you click on the picture below you will see the LARGEST image (to date) hosted on my Blog! The dimensions of this image are 4686px X 1605px. This means that due to the high resolution you can print off the image, or use it as a desktop wallpaper!


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22 December 2013

"The Dam of Doom!" #4

For your entertainment I present "The Dam of Doom!" a story that appeared in issue fifteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. As unbelievable as this sounds, once again in this comic Skeletor teams up with both Hordak and King Hiss! However, their plan on this occasion is an impressively ambitious one. Here are the final five pages of this story...


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21 December 2013

She-Ra script: "Of Shadows and Skulls" #3

For your entertainment I present to you the script for the season one She-Ra episode "Of Shadows and Skulls" written by Michael Chase Walker and Larry DiTillio. This episode is one of the best-remembered of the entire series with Skeletor making an appearance on Etheria and dominating all that oppose him! Here are pages eleven to sixteen of the script.



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20 December 2013

"The Dam of Doom!" #3

For your entertainment I present "The Dam of Doom!" a story that appeared in issue fifteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. As unbelievable as this sounds, once again in this comic Skeletor teams up with both Hordak and King Hiss! However, their plan on this occasion is an impressively ambitious one. Here are pages nine to twelve...


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18 December 2013

She-Ra script: "Of Shadows and Skulls" #2

For your entertainment I present to you the script for the season one She-Ra episode "Of Shadows and Skulls" written by Michael Chase Walker and Larry DiTillio. This episode is one of the best-remembered of the entire series with Skeletor making an appearance on Etheria and dominating all that oppose him! Here are pages five to ten of the script.



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17 December 2013

"The Dam of Doom!" #2

For your entertainment I present "The Dam of Doom!" a story that appeared in issue fifteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. As unbelievable as this sounds, once again in this comic Skeletor teams up with both Hordak and King Hiss! However, their plan on this occasion is an impressively ambitious one. Here are pages five to eight...


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16 December 2013

She-Ra script: "Of Shadows and Skulls" #1

For your entertainment I present to you the script for the season one She-Ra episode "Of Shadows and Skulls" written by Michael Chase Walker and Larry DiTillio. This episode is one of the best-remembered of the entire series with Skeletor making an appearance on Etheria and dominating all that oppose him! Here is the cover page, with an additional page detailing a notable cast change, followed by the first four pages of the script.



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13 December 2013

"The Dam of Doom!" #1

For your entertainment I present "The Dam of Doom!" a story that appeared in issue fifteen of the UK Masters of the Universe Adventure magazine. As unbelievable as this sounds, once again in this comic Skeletor teams up with both Hordak and King Hiss! However, their plan on this occasion is an impressively ambitious one. Here are the first four pages...


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